What is your current field of study?
I just graduated from high school this June where I studied the Natural Science program in the international section at Kungsholmens Gymnasium.
What do you do here at Ericsson?
I am currently working at Ericsson Research with deployment and propagation, where I, along with my fellow intern Emil Asplund, perform signal measurements, explore MATLAB, and help researchers at the Radio department with whatever task they have for us.
Have you been given any career advice you feel will be useful in your future career?
The first career advice I got when I started here at Ericsson Research was to start Chalmers as “my name is Emilia, and my fellow summer intern is Emil”. This is quite a funny coincidence as Emil and Emilia represent – and are notions – of the students at Chalmers University of Technology.
What do you know now that you didn’t know before?
I have learned a lot about both Ericsson as a company and how everything works, but also the many ongoing projects that exist . There is so much more to Ericsson and 5G NR than I thought. Before I started at Ericsson, I just assumed that 5G would increase the speed of mobile internet on my phone, but it can be used for so much more such as remote surgery, wireless control of massive machines with low latency, remote driven vehicles, and automation in smart grids.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
The notion of challenging myself. The fact that you must push yourself to reach full potential and to stay stimulated is a driving force for me. Being here at Ericsson, I can really see that people have spent many years challenging themselves and keep doing so to overcome complex obstacles and to come up with new ideas and inventions.
Tell us about your typical day?
There really is no such thing as an ordinary day here at Ericsson. Every day is different and filled with new tasks, experiences, and learnings. One day I could start with measuring signals around the building, and another day trying to figure out how to write a certain function in MATLAB, while ending my day plotting graphs in excel or reading about wave propagation and the division of the spectrum.